This year the Research Library debuts Meet the Author, a new program that brings local Native authors to the Museum to discuss their works. We’re pleased that Larry Spotted Crow Mann (Nipmuc) is the first featured writer in the series. His book, Tales from the Whispering Basket, has received praise from readers and reviewers. His stories reflect his Native roots and family oral traditions but also embrace universal themes, with mature content. Spotted Crow has performed here with The Quabbin Lake Singers, and now we welcome him as a writer. Please join us to hear him talk about his book and the inspiration for writing the stories. Buy a copy for yourself or as a gift and get it autographed. In the Research Library, ages 14 and older. Free. Snow date is Jan. 28.
We are the Information Resources Department of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. Consisting of a Research Library, Children's Library and Archives & Special Collections, our holdings of over 50,000 titles contain current and historical works on the histories and cultures of North American indigenous peoples, with a special focus on the Northeast.
The Libraries are free and are open Wednesday-Saturday, 1-5 pm. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day.
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